Centre for Urban Studies

June 15, 2015

Road Safety in India- Still in Coma

“It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science” is the road safety program of the city of Philadelphia cites Pallavi Rachel George, Research Intern at CPPR in her blog article on Road Safety in India. She mentions how we have not progressed […]
May 18, 2015

Kochi development plan based on whim, errors galore; Deccan Chronicle, 17th May

Kochi development plan based on whim, errors galore DC CORRESPONDENT | May 17, 2015 KOCHI: The appraisal report of the City Development Plan (CDP) submitted by Kochi Corporation provides a glimpse of the lackadaisical approach of the mandarins of the local […]
April 11, 2015

Corp plans to introduce share autos on bylanes, Times of India, 9th April 2015

Corp plans to introduce share autos on bylane Apr 09 2015 : The Times of India (Kochi) As city road improvement project initiated by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) progresses, the Kochi corporation gears up to take forward plans for […]
April 1, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- CPPR and Biennale

Biennale seminar calls for lending aesthetics to urban spaces metrokerala on March 23, 2015 Kochi, Mar 23: The Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) has not only brought cutting-edge contemporary art to Kochi, but helped revive this once-buzzing port town by infusing its sleepy […]
March 24, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- A fusion of creativity and reality

The First Urban Space Dialogue in Kerala organised by Centre for Public Policy Research Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) in partnership with Kochi Muzuris Biennale Foundation (KMB) turned out to be a fusion of creativity and reality as artists, architects […]
March 11, 2015

CPPR partners with Kochi Biennale for Urban Space Dialogue

  CPPR is partnering Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) Foundation for the first Urban Space Dialogue in Kochi, Kerala. The Kochi Muziris Biennale is a platform for contemporary art held in Fort Kochi and nearby locations which has attained international attention through its […]
March 10, 2015

E-Rickshaw Bill Passed!! Why we need to celebrate

E-Rickshaw bill was passed by Lok Sabha (People’s Assembly) last week setting it clear that Government wanted to push mobility of people to the forefront. From now E-Rikshaws are a legalised system which was effectuated by an amendment to the […]
February 25, 2015

Getting the Railways back on track

In this article, Roshni Rajiv puts forward eight suggestions to reform the current rail structure in tune with the needs of the 21st century* Indian Railways is more than 150 years old and has played a vital role in the […]
February 5, 2015

Indian Railway Re-Organization

Indian Railway Today, Indian Railways is the third largest railway network in the world. It transports 23 million passengers every day and 2.65 million tonnes of freight traffic. The vision of Indian Railway is to provide safe, efficient, affordable, customer […]
January 28, 2015

Intermediate Para-Transit (IPT) systems: A case of private players in a sector of government monopoly

Abstract Transport sector in India has immense growth opportunities and is posed to grow enormously in the future. However, public transport sector has been waning thanks to government monopoly. Private sector involvement has been very limited. Bucking this trend has […]
December 30, 2014

E-Rickshaw in India

  E-Rickshaws are the latest entry in the Indian road and transport system. A flexible, non-polluting and affordable system, they have been playing a significant role in solving the last mile connectivity issue.  Due to the absence of rules and […]
December 30, 2014

Intermediate Para Transit (IPT) Sector in India

Intermediate Para Transit (IPT) is a system to facilitate flexible passenger transportation that does not necessarily follow fixed routes and schedules under the public domain. They provide two types of services: one involving trips along a more or less defined […]
December 22, 2014

Autonomics- The Economics behind Autorickshaw, The Hindu

AUTONOMICS Based on a series in The Hindu Newspaper dated November 15, 2014 AJAI SREEVATSAN PTI Chennai’s auto woes may not be a simple pricing problem, but a system problem. What is the economics behind the autorickshaw trade in Chennai? […]
December 17, 2014

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber, The NewYork Post, 14th December

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber By Nicole Gelinas December 14, 2014 | 10:17pm Last year, British supermarkets had to limit parents’ baby-formula purchases — because Chinese visitors were buying up all the Western product to take home. The Chinese tourists trusted global […]
December 17, 2014

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal, The New Indian Express, 10th Dec

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal By Krishnachand K, Nidheesh M K and Anilkumar T Published: 10th December 2014 KOCHI: There is one barrier which is stopping Kochi from introducing share auto system and that is an amendment of […]

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